Villa Foscari (La Malcontenta) Tours
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With its temple-like colonnaded façade flanked by weeping willows and bordering the glittering Venetian lagoon; the stunning setting of Villa Foscari begs to be photographed. The striking villa, also known as La Malcontenta, was built in 1559 for Nicolò and Alvise Foscari, and makes up one of a number of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palladian villas.
The work of acclaimed architect, Andrea Palladio, Villa Foscari combines traditional Venetian, Greek and Roman architecture to give a palatial feel, aided by the villa’s elevated location, looking out over the Brenta River. The regal atmosphere continues inside, where visitors can admire magnificent frescoes from the likes of Battista Franco and Gian Battista Zelotti.
Villa Foscari is located on the Venetian Lagoon, around 15km west of Venice by road, and is open from May to October from 9am to midday (or by reservation). Admission is €10.
Address: Via dei Turisti, 9, Mira, Italy
Hours: May-Oct: Tues-Sat 9am-12pm or by reservation
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Villa Foscari (La Malcontenta)
The Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio designed villas that shape luxury architecture even now and his work around Venice and Vicenza holds UNESCO World Heritage status. This private tour lets you visit three of the finest—La Malcontenta, Villa Emo, and Villa Barbaro—and look at privately-owned Villa Cornaro from outside. Your chauffeur will provide general information as you travel, but visits to the mansions are self-guided.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Mountain Bike Tours
Discover a different side of Venice away from the crowds on this 4-hour bike tour through the countryside. Travel outside the city with a guide and small group to cycle through charming villages and along beautiful country roads. Follow the Brenta River, passing historic estates like Villa Foscari in Malcontenta and the former summer homes of the Venetian Doges, and soak up local culture with a lunch stop in the town of Doro.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Villa Foscari (La Malcontenta) hours of operation?
Villa Foscari (La Malcontenta) hours of operation: May-Oct: Tues-Sat 9am-12pm or by reservation. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Villa Foscari (La Malcontenta)?
The best ways to experience Villa Foscari (La Malcontenta) are:
- Palladian villas, Foscari La Malcontenta, Emo, Barbaro, UNESCO World Heritage
- Venice Countryside Half-Day Bike Tour
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